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  1. Ftbit bases the calorie burned rate on what your body burns just by living each day. I turned that feature off on mine. Also, I have the One, which I usually clip to my pants pocket. Sometimes, I wear it on my wrist if that works better with my outfit. I average 4000-5000 more steps each time I wear it on my wrist. So, arm movement counts, even when sitting.

    • Hi Ann, thanks for the comment. You bring up a good point that an activity tracker’s measurements can vary depending on where you wear it. That’s good to consider for more consistent data. In hindsight, I wish I had bought a One rather than a Zip; I don’t care about anything more than steps, but the Zip doesn’t charge via a USB and it doesn’t have as many wearing options. Oh, well. Cheers, FN